Better TV's Jennifer Adams gives you some good tips on ways to paint your wall without slips and drips.
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Wall Painting Tips
Rhiannon: From selecting the color to prepping the walls repainting a room can be a huge job. Jennifer Adams, one of the nations most sought after designer’s shows us how to perfect the art of painting.
Jennifer: Hi, welcome to my dining room. I’ve constantly wanted to change things in my house and I’ve learned the least expensive thing that I can do is to paint my own walls so I tend to do it every season. I thought I would show you some of the tips that I use when I paint so that you can do them yourself just in case you want to make a change right now.
The first step is to plan out your color before you go buy your paint. So what I do is I go to the paint store, I get a bunch of swatches, I bring them out to a piece of art work in the house or up to the area rod and I figure out what color is going to be the best and I also use a personal preference because I can pick out any color from this painting that’s going to work and I decided to go with plums.
So the next step is to go over the paint store, you can get to draw them which is something that they offer sometimes for free and sometimes you have to pay for it but they’ll give you a large painting right here or I like to go get a paint pouch or paint can and actually paint up on the surface that I’m going to be painting and then look at it in every like. So you want to see it in the morning, in the afternoon and in the evening.
Now if you think that you’re going to get your painting in and out quickly you want to use this frog tape because what happens with this is when you paint on it actually does a seal on the wall so you can’t get any paint leaving behind. Look at the difference here, this is the frog tape and it’s seamless and here’s what the blue tape, you see a lot more bleeding.
Certain things you can reuse in the house and that’s like a paint pan so I like to get a paint pan liner in that way you throw this away, you don’t have to scrub out your paint pan and this pourer here you can just pour your paint right over the pourer and it won’t drip all over all the other surfaces makes it much easier to pour your paint out of the can.
Now it’s time to actually start doing the work, so as you get to your wall make sure you have cleaned off all the fingerprints. You don’t want to paint over dirty walls and you’ve repaired all your nail holes and you removed your draperies from your windows. Don’t try and tie them out because I guarantee you’ll get paint on I’ve done it many times.
Then you come to your masking. You make sure you have a tight fit. I like to use the white tape just because, I don’t know that I’m going to finish my painting project tonight but I definitely know it’s not going to sit for a month. Now it’s time to put the edge paint on and we use the angled brush and you just cut it nice and tightly and make sure that you don’t get too far into the wall because it’s a different brush that you’re using to paint the regular walls and a good rule of thumb is just do the edge on a certain section and then immediately take your roller and paint the regular part of the wall and then as you move to another section of the wall to the edge detail and then use the roller again.
If not the edge dries all the way around and you could see that when you roll the rest of your walls and sometimes when you walk in the room when you see that contrast that’s what happened. A quick tip for an Easy clean up is run a little bit of water right along the edge of your brush before you start painting and then the paint won’t accumulate and makes it so easy to wash the paint out of your brush.
Most importantly remember it’s only paint, you can always change it, I do it every single season so have fun and don’t take it too seriously, good luck.
Rhiannon: Wow Jennifer you change your colors every season, I wonder if I could convince my husband to do that. Well it might be hard to find the perfect paint but it’s even more difficult to find someone you trust with your hair but picking a salon doesn’t have to be scary. Celebrity hairstylist Greg Giannillo answers your questions in today’s better trust.
Gregg: Here we go with another viewer email. This one is from Linda Moyer. Linda writes:
“Could you please give me some tips on finding a new hairstylist? I took in pics, written info as to what I wanted and walked out way too short etcetera. Any help you could give me would be much appreciated.”
Well Linda this is a very common problem and you’ve already gone the route of pictures and written things and I think that’s a really great way to start. You should keep that up, but in addition, I think you should go to your local mall, walk around at a busy time of the malls day and see if you find anybody that looks the way you want to look.
See if you find anybody with a haircut or color that you like. I know you can’t be to shy about this but don’t be afraid tap somebody on the shoulder it’s a great complement to give them to tell them that you think you want to look like they do. Another thing is once you get the referral from them make a consultation appointment. Never underestimate the power of a consultation.
Go in with all your questions, all your concerns and I think that if you do all of those things you’ll really find and get what you want. That’s your tip of the day.
Rhiannon: As always great advice thanks Gregg. Do you have a hair question for Gregg, email him at email@example.com and he just might answer your question right here on Better.
Now to finding a mate, she’s known as the cupid of Beverly hills setting up hundreds of successful relationships in a city where looks are everything and money talks. In Diary of a Beverly Hills Matchmaker Marla Martenson takes readers on her journey through the mind blowing dating life in L.A. maybe she can help you find your true love in your city.
Rhiannon: We’re so exited to have you.
Marla: Thank you so much.
Rhiannon: Okay so how hard is it to set people up in L.A. Everyone looks so perfect?
Marla: I know.
Rhiannon: Is it difficult?
Marla: It is. L.A. is completely different I think than the rest of the country because the most beautiful people in the world do come to L.A. to be models and actresses and singers and so my clients are the more upscale men and the beautiful girls and the men do because they’re paying. They think you know it’s like buying the car. You know I want leather seats and air conditioning.
Rhiannon: Is it difficult?
Marla: Sometimes it’s very difficult some guys are easier to match than others. They are a little more open minded. Sometimes I’ll get a guy who’s very, has narrow specifications I want blue eyes and she has to have a de— chest and she has to have this type of education. Blonde hair only or brown hair so they get very specific. So height ranges, religion comes into play a lot of times which is fine that’s not so difficult.
Rhiannon: Are some people undatable, do you need to like give them tips and train them how to be a good catch?
Marla: I’m also a certified life couch so I do help with that. I think people should take a look at what they bring to the table too. You know often you have a whole list of specification that you’re looking for and which can be pretty picky so you’ve rather take a look at you know are you what somebody else is looking for as well. I mean your best you.
Rhiannon: What other tips would you give people singles out there for finding their perfect match?
Marla: Well I would say get out there and live your life. Do things that you find that’s fun maybe do something new join a wine tasting club, get a dog and go to the dog park. You know take a midnight hike there’s groups that meet up groups is actually a website called meat up.com and there’s meet up groups for anything that you might be interested in and that’s where you’re going to find people that have your interests.
Rhiannon: That definitely makes sense. I have to ask for your clients how often are money and looks the top concerned. Is it always seems like it would be in a way?
Marla: Well since men are visual, the looks are their top concern and the women do see the celebrities, you know enough on destinations wearing beautiful designer clothes so the girls kind of have that dream of finding prince charming who’s doing well and living that nice lifestyle so it’s definitely a priority in some cases.
Rhiannon: Now I have to ask a lot of women at home maybe married watching right now but they all have single friends, we all have them and we al want to play cupid. What if I stay up for them?
Marla: Well you know why don’t you draw a fun cocktail party and I love that idea of everybody bringing like an accent kind of recycled, somebody that you think is great but you just don’t have chemistry with or somebody maybe that you dated and you want them to find the right person and I think it’s a great way for people to connect and let nature take it’s course.
Rhiannon: Thank you so much.
Marla: Thank you.
Rhiannon: For lots of other great tips that might help you find your perfect match pick up a copy of Diary of a Beverly Hills Matchmaker it is available now.